The Role of Supreme Courts in the Protection of Human Rights

The print version

International Conference

The Role of Supreme Courts in the Protection of Human Rights
 

 

Time and place: Riga Graduate School of Law, 4k-2 Strēlnieku Street, Room W-42, May 2, 2012

Organizers of the Conference: The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia, Riga Graduate School of Law

Participants: Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Polish Supreme Courts judges, European Court of Human Rights judges, Constitutional Court judges, Riga Graduate School of Law faculty

 


The Programme of the Conference

Opening speeches
 

Ivars BICKOVICS, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

Martins MITS, Dr.iur., Prorector of Riga Graduate School of Law

 


I. European Human Rights Architecture

Moderator Martins Mits, Prorector of Riga Graduate School of Law
 

 

Ineta ZIEMELE, Ph.D., Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, Professor in Riga Graduate School of Law:

Von Hannover case and dialogue between courts

 

Danute JOCIENE, Dr.iur, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights:

Subsidiarity principle of the convention system and the case L. v. Lithuania, No.27527/03

 

Peter GJORTLER, Associated Professor in Riga Graduate School of Law :

Application of human rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union
 

 

II. Interaction between Supreme Courts and the European Convention of Human Rights

Moderator Ineta ZIEMELE, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights
 

 

Gintaras KRYZEVICIUS, Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Lithuania:

The main challenges of the implementation and direct application of the European Convention of Human Rights in the case law of the Supreme Court of Lithuania

 

Tadeusz ERECINSKI, prof. Dr.hab.iur., Chairman of Civil Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Poland:

The influence of the judgements of the European Court of Human Rights on legislation and the judicial decisions of the Supreme Court in civil matters

 

Eerik KERGANDBERG, Ph.D., Judge of the Criminal Law Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Estonia :

Influences of ECHR case law in the judgements of the Estonian Supreme Court – is the Strasbourg court the fourth court instance of Estonia?
 

 

III. Human Rights Dialogue in Latvian Courts

Moderator Veronika KRUMINA, Chair of Administrative Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court
 

 

Kalvis TORGANS, prof. Dr.hab.iur., Senator of Civil Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia:

Compensation for damage as remedy in cases of violation of human rights in Latvian courts’ practice

 

Peteris DZALBE, Chairman of Criminal Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia :

Human rights and criminal procedure in Latvia

 

Dace MITA, Senator of the Administrative Cases Department of Senate of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia:

Current human rights issues in the case law of Administrative Cases Department of the Supreme Court

 

Gunars KUTRIS, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia :

Dialogue between the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court as a tool for protection of human rights


CONFERENCE MATERIALS

Bulletin of the Supreme Court Nr.5 October 2012